World Trade Organization

Plenty for India to think about after WTO meet

While our country had significant stakes in the trade body's ministerial conference, have the outcomes met India's expectations?

published on : 25th June 2022

WTO agrees to lift Covid vaccine patents, but is it 'too late' as India believes?

Friday's compromise fell short of their earlier requests that the waiver apply to all countries -- and also cover Covid tests and treatments.

published on : 17th June 2022

Blocking subsidy to India's fishermen to affect millions of fishers, their families 

Developed members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are pushing to eliminate subsidies under the proposed fisheries subsidies agreement, which is under negotiation here.

published on : 13th June 2022

Ministers gather for high-stakes WTO meet

Top of the agenda as the four-day meeting kicks off is the toll Russia's war in Ukraine -- traditionally a breadbasket that feeds hundreds of millions of people -- is having on food security.

published on : 12th June 2022

WTO meet: India to pitch for permanent solution for food security; protect interest of farmers, fishermen 

The meeting is taking place after a gap of four years and in the backdrop of the Ukraine-Russia war and uncertain global economic situation.

published on : 11th June 2022

No alternative to rules-based multilateral trading system: MoS Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel

To make the forthcoming ministerial meet of WTO in Geneva a success, the WTO members need to build trust among each other and repose confidence in the multilateral trading system.

published on : 10th June 2022

India facing difficulties with WTO on exporting cereals amidst global food crisis: Sitharaman

The United States has requested India to help out with the food grain situation right now, India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu noted during a news conference with the minister.

published on : 24th April 2022

China rejects US trade complaint, criticizes Washington

The Ministry of Commerce criticized the Biden administration for saying it is developing new ways to deal with Chinese trade tactics.

published on : 17th February 2022

EU launches WTO case against China over Lithuania row

"However, after repeated failed attempts to resolve the issue bilaterally, we see no other way forward than to request WTO dispute settlement consultations with China," EU trade chief said.

published on : 27th January 2022

TRIPS waiver proposal provides useful way to effectively confront critical aspects of COVID: Goyal

He said that a successful resolution of the TRIPS waiver must, therefore, be at the core of the WTO response to the pandemic.

published on : 21st January 2022

World Trade Organization​ postpones ministerial meet in Geneva for indefinite period due to COVID

The announcement of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements in Switzerland and many other European countries led to the General Council Chair Ambassador.

published on : 27th November 2021

WTO estimates global merchandise trade volume growth at 10.8 per cent in 2021

'The WTO is now predicting global merchandise trade volume growth of 10.8 per cent in 2021up from 8 per cent forecasted in March followed by a 4.7 per cent rise in 2022,' it said.

published on : 5th October 2021

Hectic parleys to begin from September 1 in WTO to conclude negotiations on fisheries subsidies pact

India has time and again emphasised that it is keen to finalise an agreement on fisheries subsidies in the WTO as irrational benefits and overfishing by many countries are hurting domestic fishermen.

published on : 22nd August 2021

'Shape up or we'll quit', US President Donald Trump tells WTO

Trump made the threat as Washington presses challenges at the WTO against trading partners that have fought back against tariffs on importers that were imposed by the Trump administration.

published on : 31st August 2018

China blasts US solar tariffs, takes World Trade Organization action

China's commerce ministry accused Washington of erecting trade barriers while subsidising its domestic industry.

published on : 15th August 2018
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